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  • Locations: Atherton Tablelands, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Partner Housing Options: Dormitory
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English
Provider: SFS Experiential Learning: Research, Service-Learning
Program Description:



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RAINFOREST MANAGEMENT STUDIES,
NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students compare and contrast the ecological, geographic, social, economic, and historical factors that have shaped natural resource management in northeastern Australia and northern New Zealand.
  • Examine the influence of fragmentation and other impacts on abiotic and biotic attributes of forest communities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Visit the ancient rainforest refugia at Mossman Gorge and Daintree National Park
  • Explore the ancient podocarp and Kauri forests of northern New Zealand
  • Examine historic Aboriginal and Maori land-use practices in Australia and New Zealand and experience contemporary indigenous culture
  • Study biogeographic history and conservation of highly endangered and fragmented rainforest communities
  • Determine ecosystem types and learn field techniques, such as trapping, mapping plots, and spotlighting
  • Learn social science survey techniques and how to quantifiably and qualitatively assess human resource use and how it relates to restoration and conservation
  • Assess density and diversity of flora and fauna in pristine forests and restoration plots


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.